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Should I remove SweetPacks Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,124
United States Rank #21,500
Reach 0.0030%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.33 days
216.37 days >
Average installed length: 113.68 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.15.0.27? 2.38%
6.15.0.27 92.86%

SweetPacks Toolbar

What is SweetPacks Toolbar?

SweetPacks Toolbar is a web browser extension and toolbar that delivers contextual based advertising as well as modify the user's web browser home and search pages to provide advertising and search. The software is typically defined as a potentially unwanted application by various malware vendors.

What the browser extension does:
- Changes the default search engine.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search from the address bar.

Overview

The most common release is 6.15.0.27, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named tbSwee.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. It also bundles additional software in the form of the Conduit Engine, which installs a potentially unwanted toolbar, and makes homepage and default search engine changes to a user's web browser. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 7.84 MB (8,223,697 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SweetPacks Toolbar.
tbSwee.dll (8de9d8fda8df6dd2e1b99a1f297faa8a) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17469 Application.Win32.Conduit.ks
ESET-NOD32 8.9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 24534 Conduit (fs)
tbSwe0.dll (975993043e355206a1fba5a702044f0c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17676 Application.Win32.Conduit.~A
ESET-NOD32 9338 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSwee.dll (4b5780c90e38e579a651dbc4774a1f1f) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9639 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.W
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28068 Conduit (fs)
SweetPacksToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
uninstall.exe (b728fa6a309e5d18141947b95b730e95) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 26380 Conduit (fs)
       View all 20 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SweetPacks
URL: SweetPacks.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SweetPacks.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sweetpacks
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SweetPacks\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 7.84 MB
This is a Community Toolbar by Conduit, what does that mean?
Conduit is a toolbar monetization platform for software publishers. It provides a utility for developers to create branded generic web browser toolbars. Publishers can bundle these toolbars with their software programs or provide access to download them separately through SweetPacks.OurToolbar.com. Once installed, the toolbar modifies the browser's home page and search settings in order to redirect searches through the Conduit portal (which utilizes Bing or Yahoo! Search engines). Read more...

Program filesFiles installed by SweetPacks Toolbar

Program module:tbSwee.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\sweetpacks\tbSwee.dll
MD5:8de9d8fda8df6dd2e1b99a1f297faa8a
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SweetPacksToolbarHelper.exe (by Conduit) - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbSwe0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbSwee.dll
  • hktbSwe0.dll
  • hktbSwee.dll
  • ldrtbSwe0.dll
  • ldrtbSwee.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSwee.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSwe0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSwee.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbSwee.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b} (TV Bar 2).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbSwee.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbSwee.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbSwee.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SweetPacksToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove SweetPacks Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall SweetPacks Toolbar from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SweetPacks Toolbar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove SweetPacks Toolbar.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by SweetPacks Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 5%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.90%
Windows 8 26.19%
Windows Vista 7.14%
Windows XP 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.38%
Windows 8 16.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.76%
Windows 7 Professional 4.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 47.37%
Acer 21.05%
Dell 10.53%
ASUS 7.89%
Toshiba 5.26%
GIGABYTE 2.63%
Sony 2.63%
Lenovo 2.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.11%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1534 5.41%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 5.41%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.41%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 2.70%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.70%

About SweetIM Technologies

The SweetIM Toolbar is a free browsing Toolbar that allows the user to add their favorite Icons and Emoticons to any web based account.
Publisher URL: sweetim.sweetpacks.com

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